IPL 2014, CSK vs KKR: A glance at their previous IPL duels

Chennai Super Kings playing the first match on the Indian soil this IPL 2014. They take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their home game in Ranchi. With a fantastic record against Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings is leading 8-4 head-to-head in the 13 meetings, with one match abandoned due to rains.

Chennai Super Kings, a team that remains to be the most searched franchise despite Indian Premier League losing its charm. The reason behind their undiminished stardom is the ways they take everything in strive. Coming into this season of IPL 2014, Mahendra Singh Dhoni led side was embroiled in several controversies and after they lost their opening contest against Kings XI Punjab, many thought their dominance is over. But far from it, Chennai Super Kings bounced back in fashion to win the next four against Delhi, Rajasthan, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

On the contrary stands another team, Kolkata Knight Riders who lost their last match by a whisker against Rajasthan Royals in the tournaments only Super over till date on boundary count. KKR won their IPL 2014’s opening match against Mumbai Indians. But KKR lost their way in between and are now with 4 points courtesy their only second victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings have both been champions in the past. The two sides have had grueling contests in the last six editions of IPL. We take a look at their previous encounters:

SeasonDateMatch Results
IPL 200826th April, 2008Chennai super Kings won by 9 wickets
IPL 200818th May, 2008Chennai Super Kings won by 3 runs (D/L Method)
IPL 200925th April, 2009Match Abandoned
IPL 200918th May, 2009Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets
IPL 201016th March, 2010Chennai Super Kings won by 55 runs
IPL 201013th April, 2010Chennai Super Kings won by 9 wickets
IPL 20118th April, 2011Chennai Super Kings won by 2 runs
IPL 20117th May, 2011Kolkata Knight Riders won by 10 runs
IPL 201230th April, 2012Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets
IPL 201214th May, 2012Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets
IPL 201227th May, 2012Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets
IPL 201320th April, 2013Chennai Super Kings won by 4 wickets
IPL 201328th April, 2013Chennai Super Kings won by 14 runs

 

Well looking at the match results of their previous encounters, Chennai Super Kings have been the formidable side always against Kolkata Knight Riders. It will be worth watching how the Gautam Gambhir’s side fares against their former nemesis in IPL 2014.

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